Thursday, January 18

Taunton’s Farmers’ Market THE Vale is a genuine Farmer and Producers co-operative which has grown from strength to strength since its launch in 1999. We are fully certified by FARMA – the National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association, so you can be confident you are really buying local produce.

It all takes place in Taunton High Street, every Thursday from 9am until 3pm, year round.

- Sheppy’s Wassail 2018

THE traditional way to ensure a good harvest!

The ingredients are noise, fire, guns, hot cider and lots of people to sing the Wassail chant and drive away evil spirits. So come and join in...

Dress for a mid-Winter orchard and be prepared to dance, sing and make lots of noise!

- Winter warming food on sale - Cider bar - Featuring Taunton Deane Morris - Folk music provided by Fresh Aire - Ticket sales supporting St. Margaret’s Somerset Hospice £5 admission (tickets limited) Book your ticket now by emailing All takes place at Sheppy’s Three Bridges, Bradford on Tone, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1ER.

Friday, January 19

TRISH Morrissey:

A certain slant of light at Hestercombe Gallery.

Based at Hestercombe Gallery, 11am - 4pm. It runs until February 25.

Open every day Photographer Trish Morrissey brings two brand new bodies of work to the Hestercombe Gallery, inspired by the last female occupants of Hestercombe House, Miss Warre (1790-1872) and Mrs Portman (1854-1951) who both independently ran the Hestercombe estate.

Morrissey has created the work, that includes stills and film, through a residency at Hestercombe – immersing herself in the individual’s lives through archive material such as photographs, drawings, and letters.

Sunday, January 21


KARAOKE evening at Taunton’s own Bierkeller! Book your table in advance and enjoy a few steins..

It all takes place at 8pm at Bierkeller,15 High Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PJ.

Somerset Walking Club

- ENJOY a 5 mile walk along the River Tone, Taunton/Bridgwater Canal It all starts at 10.30am. Meet at Castle Street Car Park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AS.

Prize Bingo

- COME along and join in this fun Prize Bingo event in Aid of Wellington Majorettes French Exchange Fun. It takes place between 3.45pm -7.30pm at Wellington Football Club, North St Car Park,, North Street, Wellington.

Monday, January 22

- Colours of Exile: The Art of Hans Schwarz at The Museum of Somerset VIBRANT paintings of places and people by the Austrian artist who made his home in London and West Somerset Runs from 21 October 2017 to 3 March 2018 Free entry at The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton.

- New Yoga Classes for beginners DAYTIME yoga class Mondays starts January15 at 1.30pm Evening yoga class Thursdays Starts January 25 at 7.30pm It all takes place at New Yoga Classes for beginners, North Petherton Community Village Hall, North Petherton Somerset, TA6 6QA.

Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society

- ‘DANGEROUS Precedents’. The restoration of two early Newcomen Engines; a talk by Geoff Wallis, formerly Managing Director of Dorothea Restorations Ltd.

The atmospheric engine was invented by Thomas Newcomen in 1712.

It was the first practical device to harness steam to do mechanical work, mainly pumping water out of mines.

The event starts at 7.30pm at North Town School, off Wood Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1DF until 9pm.

Odyssean: Topographies at Hestercombe Gallery

- HOW is technology changing our relationship to landscape?

Hestercombe Gallery host a group exhibition in which four artists reconsider the physical world through sound, sculpture, food, film and digital animation. Taking up residence across the Orkney Isles – including a remote bothy, a lighthouse, a beachside golf course and a burial chamber – Natasha Rosling, Alexander Stevenson, Alistair Grant and Simon Lee Dicker developed distinctive connections with the archipelago, its human stories and extraordinary geography.

Join Natasha Rosling, Alexander Stevenson, Alistair Grant and Simon Lee Dicker at Hestercombe Gallery, 11am - 4pm. This event runs until February 25.

The gallery is at Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon, Fitzpaine, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton.

The gallery is open every day

Wednesday, January 24

- Hercules: The Pantomime

THE evil Hades, Lord of the underworld, is plotting his hostile takeover of the cosmos. The only one who can save the world is our young hero, Hercules.

The story follows the triumphant journey that Hercules must take to prove himself a true hero and finally defeating the wicked Hades. Joining him are his larger than life Ma, his idiotic Brother and some help from Destinys Muses. Where else could you find a tale of love, friendship and wonder?

Where peril is never too far away? Except in Hercules the Pantomime which runs from January 24 - 28 at Wellesley Theatre, Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8AU Ticket Price: Adult: £11 Concessions: £8 Box Office: 01823 240063, wellingtonartscentre,

Thursday, January 25

- CHAIR Based Pilates at 1pm for 4 weeks and then Tuesday, January 9 at 1pm and Thursday, January 11 then weekly thereafter.

Why not call or text our team of Instructors to see how we can help you build strength and gain confidence in either of our specialist classes.

Call on 07854 456793 for more information on how we can help you increase mobility, flexibility and Core Strength so you are able to gain more confidence in your movements and ultimately lead to an increased independent and active lifestyle.

For further information contact The Studio at Bank House, Magdalene Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SG or call 07854 456793

Sheppy’s Burns Night Supper

JOIN Sheppy’s on the 25th January for a very special celebration of the life Robert Burns. We’ll be hosting an evening of traditional bagpipes, haggis and plenty of cider to go with it!

- Enjoy 2 courses for £27 or 3 courses for £35. Book your table today by emailing

They will be serving our special Burns’ menus on January 26 and 27.

All takes place from 5pm - 10pm at Sheppy’s Three Bridges, Bradford on Tone, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1ER.